Mission Statement

Reforms driven, fast track, planned development of identified cities with focus on efficiency in urban infrastructure/services delivery mechanism, community participation and accountability of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) towards citizens.

Mission Strategy

Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) is a sub-component of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The duration of the Mission is seven years beginning from 2005-06. The main thrust of the sub-mission on Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) will be on integrated development of slums through projects for providing shelter, basic services and other civic amenities with a view to provide utilities to the urban poor. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi Corporations were identified for implementing BSUP. A City Development plan (CDP) would be required before the city can access mission fund. The City Development Plan of Thiruvananthapuram included 5 adjacent Gramapanchayats in addition to Corporation area.13 adjacent Gramapanchayats and Thrippunithura, Kalamassery Municipalities are included in the City Development Plan of Kochi. Four phases of projects worth Rs.208.01 crores and three projects worth Rs.135.66 crores was sanctioned for Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi Corporation respectively. The total central share for sanctioned projects of Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi is Rs.233.56 crores.